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Bishops in Africa in “complete solidarity” with Libya, Morocco after Floods, Earthquake

Sep 25, 2023

Members of the Symposium of Episcopal Conference of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM) have said they are in “complete solidarity” with the people of God in Morocco and Libya following the natural disasters in the two Northern African countries earlier this month. 

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World Day for Migrants: Cardinal in CAR Urges Demolition of “walls of selfish comfort”

Sep 25, 2023

On the occasion of the 109th World Day for Migration and Refugees (WDMR), marked Sunday, September 24, the Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has called on the people of God under his pastoral care to work towards ending attitudes of selfishness and indifference. 

Dieudonné Cardinal Nzapalainga during the launch of the new pastoral year in the Archdiocese of Bangui in the Central African Republic (CAR). Credit: LANOCA

New Pastoral Year Launched in CAR Archdiocese, Cardinal Urges Faithful to “get involved”

Sep 25, 2023

The Cardinal in the Central African Republic (CAR) has urged the people of God under his pastoral care to “get involved” in the Church’s pastoral mission of evangelization as he presided over the launching of the Pastoral Year in his Metropolitan See.

Bishop Melchisedec Sikuli Paluku with novices at St. Luke Inter-Novitiate in Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Credit: Radio Moto

Novices at Congolese Institution Urged to “guard against” Negative Globalization Effects

Sep 25, 2023

Novices at St. Luke Inter-Novitiate in Butembo-Beni Diocese in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have been urged to guard themselves against the negative effects of globalization. 

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Salesians Empower Youth in “digital skills for employment" Initiative in Nigerian Centre

Sep 25, 2023

The Salesian Centre in Ibadan, Nigeria, has received equipment to help equip youths with digital skills in an initiative that seeks to address youth unemployment described as “digital skills for employment”.

Archbishop Andrew Fuanya Nkea of Bamenda Archdiocese in Cameroon. Credit: ACI Africa

Delegates to Synod on Synodality to Give “no room for distraction”: Archbishop in Cameroon

Sep 25, 2023

Delegates to the 16th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops are not to give “room for distractions” during the meeting scheduled to begin on October 4, a Catholic Bishop in Cameroon has told ACI Africa.     

A poster announcing the October 6 Diaconate and Priestly Ordination in South Sudan's Yei Diocese. Credit: Yei Diocese

Pray for Candidates to Be Ordained in South Sudan to “become selfless shepherds”: Bishop

Sep 25, 2023

Bishop Alex Lodiong Sakor Eyobo of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Yei is appealing for prayers for the three candidates awaiting ordination in October, the second for the Diocese since 2012, to prioritize the needs of the people in their ministry among the people of God.

A screenshot of Bishop John Oballa Owaa of Kenya's Ngong' Diocese during the Temporary and Perpetual Profession of 10 members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) on Friday, September 22. Credit: Capuchin TV

At Religious Profession in Kenya, Bishop Urges Nuns to “pump” Love into Their Communities

Sep 25, 2023

The newly professed members of the Missionary Sisters of Evangelization (MSE) in Kenya have been cautioned against lamenting about the lack of love in Religious communities, and instead challenged to “pump that love” into their respective communities. 

Mons. Pierre Cibambo, the new president of Caritas Africa. Credit: Caritas Africa.

“We are not operating as an NGO”: New Caritas Africa President on Identity of Caritas

Sep 25, 2023

Caritas is an entity under the auspices of the Catholic Church hierarchy, and as such operates with the goal to witness the person of Jesus Christ, distinct from Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO), the new President of Caritas Africa has said.

Taraba State chapter of the Christian Association of Nigeria. Credit: CAN

Curbing Insecurity Requires “proactive measures”: Christian Leaders in Nigerian State

Sep 25, 2023

Members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Nigeria’s Taraba State have challenged President Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government to spearhead “proactive measures” to curb insecurity in the West African nation and its States.

Today, September 25, We Celebrate St. Hermann Contractus

Sep 25, 2023

Born February 18, 1013, at Altshausen (Swabia), St. Hermann Contractus was born crippled and unable to move without assistance.  It was an immense difficulty for him to learn to read and write, however he persisted and his iron will and remarkable intelligence were soon manifested. 

Patients wait outside Wenje Catholic Health Facility. Credit: Fr. Fred Wafula

Relief as Spiritans Establish Medical Facility for Kenya’s Marginalized Communities

Sep 24, 2023

For a long time, residents of Wenje, a town in the coast region of Kenya served by the Catholic Diocese of Garissa traveled over 50 kilometers to access medical services at a government hospital.  

Sr. Teresa Mulenga with some community members displaying locally made soap. Credit: Sr. Teresa Mulenga

How Catholic Bishops' Commission in Malawi is “combatting” Challenge of Human Trafficking

Sep 24, 2023

Human trafficking is one of the challenges that the Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) is helping address in a three-year initiative that started in July 2022. 

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Catholic Researcher in Nigeria Reacts to Video of Soldiers Aiding Transit of Bandits

Sep 24, 2023

A viral video of soldiers suspected to be aiding a smooth transit of bandits in a Nigerian State has attracted criticism, with a Catholic researcher in the West African country expressing doubt that authorities will bring the alleged soldiers to book.

Matgoro community (Vicariat Apostolique de Mongo). Credit: ACN

Catholic Bishop in Chad Upbeat about “a vibrant Church” among Small Minority Community

Sep 24, 2023

Though Chad is significantly Christian, most inhabitants of the Eastern part of the country, which is served by the Apostolic Vicariate of Mongo, are Muslims. Of the 1.7 million people that live in this vastly desert territory, only about 15,000 are Christians, the Bishop of Mongo has said about the figure that translates to less than 1 percent.

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Recent Africa Food Systems Forum "pivotal moment" for Feeding: Jesuit Entity Official

Sep 24, 2023

The 2023 Africa Food Systems Forum was an important moment for the world's second-largest and second-most populous continent to explore ways of transforming “its food systems”, an official of the Jesuit Justice and Ecology Network Africa (JENA) has said. 

Today, September 24, We Celebrate Blessed Anton Martin Slomshek

Sep 24, 2023

Anton Martin Slomshek who was born November 26, 1800 at Ponikva, Slovenia is the first Slovenian to be beatified.

Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide freed from Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese on September 21 after days in captivity. Credit: Enugu Diocese

Abducted Catholic Priest in Nigeria Released, Diocese “grateful”

Sep 23, 2023

The Catholic Diocese of Enugu in Nigeria has expressed gratitude to God and the faithful following the release of Fr. Marcellinus Obioma Okide, who had been abducted on September 17.

Members of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA). Credit: IMBISA

IMBISA Leadership Seeking to Foster “a more inclusive and representative region”

Sep 23, 2023

The leadership of the Inter-Regional Meeting of the Bishops of Southern Africa (IMBISA) bringing together representatives of Catholic Bishops from nine countries of Southern Africa has expressed the commitment to fostering an inclusive regional association.

Fr. William Bol, Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Malakal. Credit: ACI Africa

“Feel God closer”: Vicar General in South Sudan Cautions Flood Victims against Despair

Sep 23, 2023

The Vicar General of South Sudan’s Malakal Diocese has cautioned people of God affected by floods in Upper Nile State that is covered by the South Sudanese Episcopal See against despair.